Bench Storage Seat

Elevate your child’s playroom with the Levels Of Discovery Wild Side Bench Seat with Storage. This fainting couch features cheetah and zebra prints with a removable back, arm, and seat cushions and a bench seat that opens for interior storage purposes.bench storage seat 1Add the Top Frame Frame the top of the bench using 1×4 poplar (Image 1). Use a miter saw or a circular saw to cut the wood to length. Attach the framing with wood glue and finish nails (Image 2). The purpose of the framing is to add strength to support the bench top and the weight of people sitting upon it. The side of the bench that will be against the wall will need an extra top frame piece to hold the piano hinge and bench top. Cut another 1×4 to the same dimension as the back piece and fasten it on top of the other with glue and finish nails. If your banquette will have a filler piece that won’t hinge open — for instance to fit in a corner or to go around post — combine the filler pieces with the top piece of the framing for a more seamless look. If you do have one of these non-opening top pieces, be sure to make them the same size as the opening piece including additional width for the hinge. Also, you’ll want to round-over the front edge of the bench top to make it more comfortable.bench storage seat 2Frame the top of the bench using 1×4 poplar (Image 1). Use a miter saw or a circular saw to cut the wood to length. Attach the framing with wood glue and finish nails (Image 2). The purpose of the framing is to add strength to support the bench top and the weight of people sitting upon it. The side of the bench that will be against the wall will need an extra top frame piece to hold the piano hinge and bench top. Cut another 1×4 to the same dimension as the back piece and fasten it on top of the other with glue and finish nails. If your banquette will have a filler piece that won’t hinge open — for instance to fit in a corner or to go around post — combine the filler pieces with the top piece of the framing for a more seamless look. If you do have one of these non-opening top pieces, be sure to make them the same size as the opening piece including additional width for the hinge. Also, you’ll want to round-over the front edge of the bench top to make it more comfortable.bench storage seat 3The bench top will have a hinged door to provide access the storage area inside the banquette. The opening should be large for easy access to the storage area inside, but to make the seat more stable, your door should not extend more than an inch over the sides of the bench. The front edge should overhang just enough so it is easy to lift up. Trace the dimensions for your door on the top of the plywood. Make sure to calculate the size of the hinge. Cut the plywood and then round egde of the front of the seat with a router and sand it smooth. Prime and paint as desired. Seal with polyurethane to protect the finish.bench storage seat 4Step 7 Cut the Hinged Top Piece The bench top will have a hinged door to provide access the storage area inside the banquette. The opening should be large for easy access to the storage area inside, but to make the seat more stable, your door should not extend more than an inch over the sides of the bench. The front edge should overhang just enough so it is easy to lift up. Trace the dimensions for your door on the top of the plywood. Make sure to calculate the size of the hinge. Cut the plywood and then round egde of the front of the seat with a router and sand it smooth. Prime and paint as desired. Seal with polyurethane to protect the finish.bench storage seat 5Cut the Hinged Top Piece The bench top will have a hinged door to provide access the storage area inside the banquette. The opening should be large for easy access to the storage area inside, but to make the seat more stable, your door should not extend more than an inch over the sides of the bench. The front edge should overhang just enough so it is easy to lift up. Trace the dimensions for your door on the top of the plywood. Make sure to calculate the size of the hinge. Cut the plywood and then round egde of the front of the seat with a router and sand it smooth. Prime and paint as desired. Seal with polyurethane to protect the finish.bench storage seat 6You’ll love all the ways you can enjoy the Adriana Storage Bench from Winsome Trading. Its handsome design provides a cozy bench seat with storage beneath, plus drawers and bottom baskets. It’s a fine addition to an entryway, playroom, or bedroom.bench storage seat 7Perfect for your little musician, the Levels of Discovery Musical Bench Seat with Storage features a backrest with a working xylophone, 2 wooden mallets, and 2 spinning bell drums. Seat lifts up to reveal a roomy internal storage compartment.bench storage seat 8Installing beadboard is a great way to decorate the face of the bench. Simply cut the beadboard to the appropriate height, apply construction adhesive to the back (Image 1), and install it to the face of the bench (Image 2). For added strength, add a few finish nails to the beadboard, but make sure the nails are short enough that they don’t pierce the open inside storage area of the bench (Image 3). This can be done using 4′ x 8′ sheets of beadboard, but it’s easier to install using the snap-together modular wainscotting material.bench storage seat 9Add Beadboard and Trim Installing beadboard is a great way to decorate the face of the bench. Simply cut the beadboard to the appropriate height, apply construction adhesive to the back (Image 1), and install it to the face of the bench (Image 2). For added strength, add a few finish nails to the beadboard, but make sure the nails are short enough that they don’t pierce the open inside storage area of the bench (Image 3). This can be done using 4′ x 8′ sheets of beadboard, but it’s easier to install using the snap-together modular wainscotting material. Alternatively, if beadboard doesn’t fit the look you’re hoping to achieve, you can also paint, stain or even tile the front of your benches.bench storage seat 10Installing beadboard is a great way to decorate the face of the bench. Simply cut the beadboard to the appropriate height, apply construction adhesive to the back (Image 1), and install it to the face of the bench (Image 2). For added strength, add a few finish nails to the beadboard, but make sure the nails are short enough that they don’t pierce the open inside storage area of the bench (Image 3). This can be done using 4′ x 8′ sheets of beadboard, but it’s easier to install using the snap-together modular wainscotting material. Alternatively, if beadboard doesn’t fit the look you’re hoping to achieve, you can also paint, stain or even tile the front of your benches.bench storage seat 11Enjoy comfy seating and handy storage with the Fulton Bench by Winsome Trading. The handsome wood design features a faux leather cushion seat, 2 drawers, and 2 baskets for a stylish, all-in-1 bench and organizer. It’s perfect for a bedroom or entryway.bench storage seat 12Install Storage Door With Piano Hinge A piano hinge is a long, continuous run of hinge commonly sold in lengths up to 6 feet. It is the best kind of hinge to use for this type of installation because it provides consistent support for the door and will help with weight distribution when someone is sitting on the banquette. First attach the piano hinge to the side bench top, making sure that the hinge stays perfectly flush with the edge of the door. Use a nail, screw or an awl to punch small starter holes into the back portion of the storage bench where the hinge will attach. Then use a screw gun to run 1-1/4” wood screws into these starter holes, firmly attaching the hinge to the door.bench storage seat 13This Winsome Storage Bench offers the perfect storage solution for any room in the house. With 2 built-in cabinets and a comfy cushion for added seating, this amazing bench is ideal for organizing the family room , mudroom or hallway with ease.bench storage seat 14Transform any entryway, mud porch or room with the Winsome Trading Addison Storage Bench. This multifunctioning wooden bench offers extra seating as well as handy storage with 3 spacious baskets. It’s finished in a rich, classic color for timeless appeal.bench storage seat 15The side of the bench that will be against the wall will need an extra top frame piece to hold the piano hinge and bench top. Cut another 1×4 to the same dimension as the back piece and fasten it on top of the other with glue and finish nails. If your banquette will have a filler piece that won’t hinge open — for instance to fit in a corner or to go around post — combine the filler pieces with the top piece of the framing for a more seamless look. If you do have one of these non-opening top pieces, be sure to make them the same size as the opening piece including additional width for the hinge. Also, you’ll want to round-over the front edge of the bench top to make it more comfortable.

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